First Tee Jitters
In a resent poll taken on our Instagram account we learned that over 80 percent of you suffer from first tee jitters. It is totally understandable for sure! I have found that the best way to overcome this is to plan! Create a mentally stable pre-shot routine where you change the way you think. First tee jitters come from over valuing the outcome. If you play attention to your pre-shot routine and not outcomes. Concentrate on doing the some things before you hit the ball. Try it! Please leave your comments below!
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I totally agree with having a pre-shot routine. My husband and I live in a small town in Southwestern VA and there aren’t any driving ranges at the local golf courses. So we adapted. My husband and I actually use the Orange Whip to warm up before we get on the 1st tee. This routine not only gets rid of the 1st tee jitters, but it also helps us with our rhythm, swing tempo and flexibility. We do this routine on every course we play. We originally used the whip for warming up, but found that it really helped us relax and get ready for the round.
It definitely works to have a routine when playing a course you have never played before. A routine will calm down your nerves and the Orange Whip helps us physically. Best of both worlds.